Phoenix Online Studios recently compiled a post-mortem article on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers. We took the experiences of our producers, directors, artists, programmers and the Q&A leads, we take an introspection how we approached the remake.
Remaking a classic in the caliber of Gabriel Knight was a challenge the team was eager to embark on. It proved to be a learning experience as we gauge what we did right, what could have been better and what we took from this process and will direct towards our future games.You can find the Gabriel Knight post Mortem on Gamasutra.
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From March 30th to April 6th, we will be holding a special sale. All Phoenix Online developed games will feature a 20% discount on both Steam and the Phoenix Online Store. Discounted games include Jane Jensen’s Moebius: Empire Rising, Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers – 20th Anniversary Edition and the season pass of Cognition An Erica Thriller. (continue reading…)
The indie comedy adventure, Supreme League of Patriots has been on Steam for a month now, featuring three episodes, trading Cards, cloud Saving, achievements and cloud saving and a free character booklet. If you’re still undecided on whether you’d like the game then we have good news as you can now play the Supreme League of Patriots Demo. (continue reading…)
Phoenix Online Publishing presents Cuve’s Questrun for Android and iOS. Questrun is an indie roguelike casual RPG in the same spirit as Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar. Create a party from 15 characters classes and delve into various themed dungeons to face-off against 60 enemy types. Explore the colorful world of Questrun and customize your own party with different sets of upgrades, randomized weapons and class combinations. (continue reading…)
PAX East is a yearly gaming festival held in Boston. Created in 2010, it has been hailed as a celebration of gaming culture and quickly made a name itself through its keynote speeches, panels on game topics, tournaments and more. With this year’s PAX East merely a week away, Phoenix Online Studios and Infamous Quests will will not only be available for interviews, but are also appearing on a Sunday panel! (continue reading…)
Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock is an indie atmospheric adventure game developed by Red Herring Labs. Players take control of Powell, a space trader who crashlands on the Desert planet of ‘Deadrock’ and must now navigate through the wrecks of two starships and the aforementioned planet hoping to find a way to escape.
The immersive sci-fi adventure game, Morningstar: Descent To Deadrock is available now for PC and Mac on Steam, The Humble Store and the Phoenix Online Store with a demo available now. (continue reading…)
Art and music generally go hand-in-hand when trying to evoke certain feelings and moods in the player’s subconscious and Morningstar is no exception. Paradoxically, while the planet of Deadrock is devoid of all life the sights and sounds are anything but dead. Both help to enhance the feeling of being alone on a barren hunk of rock floating around in an infinite cosmos. (continue reading…)
Morningstar is what is known as an “escape game”. What this means is that you are trapped somewhere and your primary goal is to find a way to escape your current situation. In this case you’re stranded on a deserted planet with no means of getting off it from the start. That’s the catalyst for exploring your surroundings and figuring out what to do to get the ship back up and running. Otherwise there wouldn’t be much of a story. What you do find out while wandering around, though, add significantly to the plot. (continue reading…)
Morningstar was originally released as a Flash game in May 2009 on Newgrounds and Kongregate. While a lot has remained the same, in particular the story and most of the locations, just as much has changed between then and the upcoming updated release. We’ll be taking a look at these differences here. (continue reading…)